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Germany approves stripping dual national terrorists of citizenship

Germany approves stripping dual national terrorists of citizenship

 Affected Countries: germany;

Germans with dual nationality who join foreign terrorist militias will lose their citizenship in the future, the cabinet decided on Wednesday.

“Someone who goes abroad and actually participates in combat operations for a terrorist militia
shows that they have turned their back on Germany and its basic values and turned to another foreign power in the form of a terrorist militia,” the federal government said in a statement.

The change to the citizenship law will apply only to adults who have a second nationality. It would not be applied retroactively, and thus would not affect dozens of German “Islamic State” (IS) fighters currently held by Syrian Kurdish forces and the Iraqi government.

Source: DW

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